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The Stanton Lectures

The Stanton Lectures is an endowed series of lectures on the subject of the philosophy of religion in the Faculty of Divinity. 


‘The Good Life and the Holy Spirit’

John E. Hare

Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology

Yale Divinity School

Lectures are at the Faculty of Divinity Runcie Room except 10th March (Faculty of Music, Lecture Room 2)


Thursday 5th March,                    ‘Introduction’                        5pm – 6:30pm


Monday 9th March,                     ‘Gender Identity’                    5pm – 6:30pm


Tuesday 10th March,                 ‘Aesthetic Pleasure’              5pm – 6:30pm

Faculty of Music, Lecture Room 2,  11 West Road Cambridge CB3 9DP (adjacent to Divinity)


Thursday 12th March,     ‘Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism’        5pm – 6:30pm





  • 2018 -19: Professor Eleonore Stump, on 'Atonement' - Full Programme
  • 2017-18: Professor Joel Robbins, on Theology and the Anthropology of Christian Life - Full Programme - Audio Recordings
  • 2016-17: Professor Simon Oliver, on Creation’s Ends: Teleology, Ethics and the Natural
  • 2014-15: Professor Peter Ochs, on Scripture and Reason: The Philosophy of Biblical Language and Interpretation
  • 2013-14: Professor Stephen Mulhall, on The Great Riddle: Wittgenstein and Nonsense, Theology and Philosophy
  • 2012-13: Professor Paul Griffiths, on The End: An Eschatological Assay
  • 2011-12: Professor Roger Scruton, on Thought Towards God
  • 2010-11: Professor John Milbank, on Philosophy: A Theological Critique
  • 2009-10: Professor Jeffrie Murphy, on Remorse, Apology and Forgiveness
  • 2008-09: Dr Tamra Wright, on Love Stories: Self, Other, Text & God in 20th Century Jewish Thought
  • 2007-08: Professor Robin Le Poidevin, on And Was Made Man: Incarnation and Metaphysics
  • 2006-07: Professor John Beer, on The Crisis of the Word in English Romantic Literature
  • 2005-06: Professor Gordon Graham, on Art in an irreligious world
  • 2004-05: Professor Alvin Plantinga, on Evolution and Christian Belief
  • 2003-04: Professor John Cottingham, on The Concept of the spiritual: religion, morality and science



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